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Graphics Card, help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Aslana, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Aslana

    Aslana Bit Poster

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    Hi.
    I've just got myself an NVidea Geforce XFX card. It's for the pci slot. Because i haven't got an agp slot on my motherboard
    :( The manual says to uninstall your old driver first, which i did. Then i put the the new card in. Turned on the pc and nothing, well that's not true, the pc came on, but nothing came through to the monitor :eek: Took the card back out and everything was fine again, so i don't know what's going on!
    Don't know whether this makes any difference or not, but my motherboard has inbuilt graphics.
    So please please can somebody help. I really want a better graphics card on my pc!
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    Depends on your motherboard - but you usualy need to disable the onboard graphics card. If that isn't possible then at least change the video boot option to PCI.

    Don't forget to completely uninstall the motherboard graphics drivers first though.
     
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  3. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    I agree. :) The onboard graphics can be disabled in BIOS,
    but can't think of the menu option name.
     
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  4. Aslana

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    Thanks hbroomhall and Veteran's son. I'll give that a try tomorrow. It's a bit late/early in the morning now. Just hope it works.
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I'm with them, if you cant disable onboard change the vga options from AGP/PCI to PCI/AGP (onboard often uses a quassi agp mode unless theres no agp code in the north bridge
     
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  6. Aslana

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    Thanks for your suggestions folks. Unfortunately i still keep getting the same problems! I would be grateful for any other suggestions. :confused3
     
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  7. Aslana

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    Thanks Phoenix. But how do i do this?
     
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  8. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    If you boot into windows using your existing display can you then switch to the new card and get an output?

    What I'm thinking is that you could possibly go into device manager and disable your onboard graphics within windows. If you the reboot the PC with the graphics connected to the new card although you will not be able to see the post screen you will get a display when windows loads.

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Aslana

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    I am such a ninny. i've just been told that i need to plug my monitor into my new card :eyecrazy :oops: well i am only in my 2nd week of A+
     
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  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Well that usually helps!

    Don't worry though, we all make the stupidest of mistakes at times.

    :p
     
  11. AJ

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    At least you found out the reason, that in IT is 75% of the battle :biggrin
     
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  12. Aslana

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    Thanks all for your input. Everything is running fine now :cheers
     
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  13. Boycie
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    Glad to hear that you found what was going wrong. Just for the record if you ever plug a PCI card in and the PC won't boot or turn on it could be because the card isn't slotted in properly.
     
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  14. Veteran's son

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    Excellent answer, Boyce! :)
     
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  15. Bluerinse
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    Thanks for admitting that Aslana, it cracked me up :biggrin

    We all make mistakes, as the dalek said getting off the dustbin :oops:

    Is it all working perfectly now?

    Pete
     
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  16. Aslana

    Aslana Bit Poster

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    Yes. Everything is working fine now thanks.
     
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  17. Boycie
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    Glad to hear you are all sorted. You Don't have to worry about asking/ doing what you feel is silly. We all make silly mistakes.
    Ask away! :thumbleft
     
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  18. Veteran's son

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    Glad to hear that your computer is working fine now. :)
    The members here give great computer advice. :rocks :beers2
     
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